One thing that I absolutely love about homeschooling is that we get to eat lunch together everyday. One thing that I absolutely dislike about homeschooling is that I need to prepare lunch for all of us EVERYDAY! Ha ha! Yes, I really do love eating that one extra meal with my kiddos each day. We talk and laugh and really enjoy our time together. But school days are busy, and I sometimes have struggled some to find quick, easy, healthy, and economical meals to feed my kids and me each day at lunch.
Today, I thought I’d round up a list of lunches that I’ve come to love over these past six years of homeschooling. All of these are fast and pretty affordable.
Snack Lunch– Really this could be a compilation of any fun, snacky foods that you’ve got on hand. I just make sure to add lots of protein to a lunch like this (cheese and meats) so that we all aren’t hungry again an hour after lunch. 🙂 This is a great lunch to enjoy while I’m reading aloud a favorite book to the kids, and we’re at a really exciting part.
Lettuce Lunch Wraps – I love these no-carb, fresh, flavorful wraps. Fill them with any lunch meat and veggies that you’ve got.
Simple Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles – This scrumptious recipe starts with Ramen but tastes like you’re eating a favorite Thai restaurant. Such a treat!
Simple Tomato Soup– This soup starts with a can of tomato sauce and is ready in five minutes. So comforting, simple, and good. It tastes very similar to Campbell’s Tomato soup, but is much healthier and more fresh.
Mozarella and Turkey Toast – We use low-fat mozzarella and sprouted bread to keep these melted yummies really healthy. The kids can make these all by themselves now, too! Win!
Beef Quesadillas– These are my favorite way to use up leftover roast beef, which is a great way to save a few dollars. Warm, cheesy, and delicious.
Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Thin Crust Pizza – This is a low-carb, decadent dish that seems like it’s from a trendy restaurant. I absolutely love this recipe.
One Pot Italian Noodles – If you want to save dishes to wash and money, but not on flavor, this recipe is for you! Perfect for a rainy or chilly day.
Reubens– You can’t go wrong with a melty, toasty sandwich.
OF COURSE… these are not just for homeschoolers like my family. These are great for anybody who is home during the day and wants a quick and easy meal prep.
What are some of your favorite things to eat for lunch? I always love new ideas!